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I am a writer, editor, reviewer and dance teacher based in Perth, Western Australia. You might enjoy my books - The Dagger of Dresnia, the first book of the Talismans Trilogy, is available at all good online book shops. Book two, The Cloak of Challiver, will be available again shortly. Book three, The Seer of Syland, is in preparation. I trained in piano and singing at the NSW Conservatorium of Music. I also trained in dance (Scully-Borovansky, WAAPA) and drama (NIDA). Since 1987 I have been writing reviews of performances in all genres for a variety of publications, including Music Maker, ArtsWest, Dance Australia, The Australian and others. Now semi-retired, I still write occasionally for the ArtsHub website, and I still teach dance at Trinity School for Seniors, an outreach program of the Uniting Church in Perth.

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Thursday, 30 October 2008

Test Junkie, me

Your result for What's your key signature?...

D Minor


Congratulations, I guess. You’re D Minor, the key that F Major turns to when its lover dumps it. This key is downright depressing, but not in a loud way. This is more the “brooding as you slowly cut yourself in the corner” type of depressing. A member of the totally-real band Spinal tap once said that when D minor begins, “everyone instantly starts weeping." It’s an easy key to play for many instruments, and is quite a nice key for slow jazz ballads, as if you didn’t have enough of the blues.


So yeah, you’re D Minor, but you probably don’t care. In fact, you were probably expecting this when you started the damn quiz. Pessimism isn’t always the answer, friend!


SONG EXAMPLE: So What? By Miles Davis (OK, I know it’s actually in D’s Dorian mode, but close the hell enough.)


INTERESTING TIDBIT:


* This key is actually fairly easy to rock in if you’re in drop D, but you rarely hear any super punk death metal in D Minor. Odd.

Take What's your key signature? at HelloQuizzy

7 comments:

Marilyn Z. Tomlins said...

Hi Satima --

Have you tried on-line medical examinations yet?

Marilyn

Satima Flavell said...

No - still psyching myself up for that one!

Juliet said...

I managed to get D minor even though I said I was madly excited by the prospect of owning a pet elephant!

Satima Flavell said...

Writers, like comedians, have a natural bent towards the melancholic, I fear:-). And D minor has featured in some fine pieces of musical melancholia, especially for the violin, so we're in good company!

gynie said...

i'm F major ^^
flat and romantic it's said !! lol

a girl from my colleague is right now flying to Oz as you call it ^^
she doesn't have any job planned, no place to stay right now, what would you advice to her Satima ?

Satima Flavell said...

Hi there Flat and Romantic Gynie!:-) A lot depends on how old she is. I'll assume she's under 26 as that's the cut off age limit for people to come her work and travel for a short time. Your friend will probably stay in a backpackers' hostel, I guess, and then if her visa permits she will look for a job. If she's in a major city and her English is OK she should be able to get work in hospitality - being a waitress or a room attendant or whatever - and then later in the season she might like to try fruit picking. It's hard work but they will, under certain circumstances, extend your visa if you do fruitpicking. She really needs to get some good advice - ir she's gone already it might be an idea to visit the French Consulate in the capital city she flies into. They might have advice for young travellers. Or if she belongs to YHA (the Youth Hostelling Association) she will get good info about where to go and things to see and even info on available jobs at a Youth Hostel. They are a bit nicer than backpackers but a bit dearer, too, and there is one in every capital city. If she hasn't gone yet she should get all this info before she goes from the French Youth Hostel Association.

gynie said...

lol !

Thanks for the advices, i believe she is under 26, and nice looking girl, i will tell this to my colleague ^^

very thank you miss D minor !

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